Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Five days can a season make or break, or at least delay

In your typical Pitching Matters column, we hear about some of Bud Norris' 2010 Spring Training issues, and what he's ready to become:

"A lot of people don’t know I had a stomach flu in spring training and I missed my throwing program for about five days which really kind of screwed me up. I’m glad the Astros gave me the time to get healthy down there with those three rehab starts and when I came back I proved to them that I was healthy and ready to go...

..."I want more workload on my shoulders. I want the team to say, ‘hey Bud, it’s time to step up.’ I want to be with this organization for a long time and show them what I’m really worth."